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Robert Weiner,
NATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ISSUES STRATEGIST

Bob Weiner, a national issues and public affairs strategist, has been spokesman for and directed the public affairs offices of White House Drug Czar and Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, the House Government Operations Committee and Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and the House Narcotics Committee, and was Chief of Staff for the House Aging Committee and Chairman Claude Pepper (D-FL). He also was Legislative Assistant to Ed Koch of New York and a political aide to Ted Kennedy (D-MA) for his Presidential and Senate races. Bob worked at the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate as youth voter registration director in 1971-1972 when the constitution was amended to allow 18-year olds the vote.

Since he left the White House in 2001, Bob heads up a public affairs and issue strategies company, Robert Weiner Associates. He is a regular political analyst on Radio America and has appeared on Bill Maher, CNN Crossfire, Today, Good Morning America, and the CBS, NBC, and ABC evening news. He is widely published in columns he writes on national issues in major papers throughout the country including recently the Washington Post, Denver Post, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Atlanta Constitution, New York Post, Washington Times, Sacramento Bee, Palm Beach Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Adweek. He is also regularly quoted in key media coast-to-coast, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, AP and Reuters, concerning the presidential campaign and national issues.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Prosecute The Prosecutors: A Way To Justice In Staten Island, Ferguson, Cleveland Thousands are protesting across the nation to seek justice in the Staten Island, Ferguson, and Cleveland cases. Leaders from President Obama to members of Congress to state and local officials are joining an outraged public in calling for conversations about how and why unarmed young black men and children have been killed by police in recent weeks.

Monday, November 24, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New Pope has opportunity to end Church coverup of child abuse Church in US and worldwide still does all it can to get away with doing only what it has to, kicking priests and bishops upstairs even to Vatican instead of defrocking them, refusing to establish policy of referring priests and bishops to legal authorities for prosecution, and abusing "bankruptcy" as legal tool to avoid payments -- while just talking about how bad it is as their "action".

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Democrats' National Silence Was Deafening the national Democratic party's silence was deafening on recent accomplishments. They could have talked about: consistent job growth for five straight years, unemployment almost halved, the deficit halved, stock market tripled, health uninsured cut by half in states that fully implement the Affordable Care Act, gas prices falling because of record US energy production, Osama bin Laden dead...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Gerrymandering: A Plague on Both Our Parties The politicized redistricting process known as "gerrymandering" is "a plague on both our parties," is "a byproduct of a failed democracy," and must be reined in before partisan state legislatures fully disenfranchise voters.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Vote November 4: Defeat Suppression of Minorities, Youth, Workers Two riveting developments October 8 strike at the heart of Americans' right to vote and minorities' abilities to have fair power.

Saturday, October 25, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Major League Baseball continues to balk on player drug use While the media is covering domestic abuse among NFL players nonstop, an equally big and more widespread sports scandal is ongoing drug use in Major League Baseball as the Playoffs and World Series take place.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Vote November 4th: Defeat Suppression of Minorities, Youth and Workers A report by the U.S. Government Accounting Office requested by five senators (Sanders, Leahy, Durbin, Schumer, Nelson) found that minority turnout was reduced 2-3% in states with ID laws--despite no ID fraud--because of the cost of procuring the ID's. Close elections were clearly at risk. GAO found that "the falloff was greatest among African Americans, young people, and newly registered voters."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obamacare Haters Still Hurting Public The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted for the 55th time to defund or repeal the Affordable Care Act. The repeals would reverse coverage of pre-existing conditions, family plans that include children up to age 26, lifetime benefits, preventive care (including colonoscopies and mammograms,) and a requirement that insurance companies spend at least 80 percent of premiums on benefits, with a rebate to consumers if less.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Democratic Messages to Avoid Wave Election: A Ten-point Plan Most pundits believe Democrats will lose their majority in the Senate and suffer losses in the House in a "wave election." We've taken the liberty of developing a message to help Democrats with their own persuasive Ten Point Plan in 2014 to stem such a tide.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fund Cancer Research to Keep Breakthroughs Coming Thousands of cancer scientists -- not your usual political activists -- congregated on Captiol Hill Thursday to "Rally for Medical Research" to bring attention to dwindling federal support.

Thursday, August 21, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Conyers Pulled Off Another Landslide Full employment message and hundreds of volunteers lead to a 74-26 rout of opponent.

Friday, July 11, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Michigan, Nation Must Look At North Carolina's "Moral Mondays" The nation must look at North Carolina's "Moral Mondays" to fight right wing legislative surges that have overridden moderate constituencies in states, say Robert Weiner and Bridget Mora in an article in the Michigan Chronicle.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conyers' Legacy Continues With Push For Jobs By Congress Congressman John Conyers has a storied legacy that was threatened by the campaign staff's signature problems. He has now overcome that problem (a federal judge has ruled to put him back on the ballot). What is important is to recognize that his legacy is not just in the past. He is the congressional champion of pushing for jobs, attempting to reverse the congressional block against the President's and his jobs legislation.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama Needs New Health Plea for Young People: Guilt and Blame are Poor Motivators President Obama should improve his plea for youth to sign up for health care before the March 31 deadline under the affordable Care Act, say former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Emily Kopp. Kids will sign up for health insurance if they know they will help themselves — not because it depresses insurance prices or raises the overall ACA numbers. Personal responsibility? Try "self help," Mr. President.

Monday, February 10, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jobs: Boehner-McConnell Hypocricy Blocks Action House Republicans' pivot towards job creation is hollow political pandering at best and blatant hypocrisy at worst given their obstruction of the American Jobs Act in 2011, which would have slashed the unemployment rate by a full percentage point.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Clinton's Lessons From 2008 Put Her in the Driver's Seat Hillary Clinton is in the driver's seat for the 2016 Presidential race and in position to make history as America's first woman president if she learns the lessons and corrects the mistakes of her 2008 run, including her Iraq War vote explanation and her failure to capitalize in caucuses on primary victories in those states, assert ex-Clinton White House aide Robert Weiner and policy analyst Nakia Gladden.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief Baltimore's Elijah Cummings is the voice of reason on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the chief restraint on chairman Darrell Issa.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Resist Push To Repeal Or Cripple Affordable Care Act: Claude Pepper's National Health-Repeal Lesson This was the headline across cable TV news shows on July 23: "Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, threatens a government shutdown over Obamacare." Opposition to the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") -- with 39 House-passed repeals but none in the Senate -- and the administration agreeing to delays and funding cuts are reminiscent of opposition to the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, originally written by the great Claude Pepper.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama's Second Term Agenda--Letting America Know (Washington, DC) -- National issues strategist Robert Weiner, a former White House spokesman and senior staff for three House Committee Chairmen, and policy and research analyst Shona Paige are asserting that "it would be wise if President Obama held a White House news conference in the near future laying out his second term agenda.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Christie's Illusion of Bipartisanship The media have fixated on painting Christie as a bipartisan politician. While he has been rightly bipartisan concerning Sandy relief and recovery -- which could help him in a presidential race -- his overall record is staunchly conservative.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Benghazi, IRS, Leaks -- WHAT ABOUT JOBS?? The nation's media are transfixed with obsessive coverage of Hillary Clinton's role (there was none) in the talking points on the Benghazi deaths, IRS oversight of Tea Party groups' tax deductions (the same way they asked liberal groups including the NAACP), the Justice Department's demand for AP's phone records concerning leaks. WHAT ABOUT JOBS? That's the real problem that will define our future success as a country.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Clinton's Middle East Peace Save The difficulty of President Obama's options in Syria would be far greater if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had not taken major steps toward Middle East peace before she left office.

Monday, March 25, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Congress Voting Rights Act Power Is In The Constitution; Ginsburg and Gingrich Agree In the oral debate over cutting down the power of the Voting Rights Act -- the law designed to assure enforcement of no discrimination against minorities' right to vote -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated last month, "This is not the kind of a question you can leave to Congress." He called the bill, "perpetuation of racial entitlement." He added, "It is very difficult to get out."

Saturday, February 2, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ed Koch Was Candid, Funny, Studious; Conversations With Bella Abzug Legendary It is with the utmost sadness that I comment on the passing of Ed Koch, and I wish "All the best"--Ed's noted phrase--to his family, devoted staff, and friends. The only answer now to his legendary "How'm I doing?" question he asked almost everyone on the street he met him is, "Ed, you did great."

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Debt Ceiling Games--Court Could End Leverage In the debate over whether the President should simply pay bills owed by the United States, missing is the key aspect of whether the Courts would back him up. The bill passed in the House Wednesday, set for passage in the Senate, delays the debt ceiling for four months but ties the action to House and Senate salaries.

Friday, January 11, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Grappling on the Fiscal Cliff: Putting County Over Politics Despite outward statements of widespread support from his caucus after his re-election Thursday, Rep. John A. Boehner's speakership was hanging by a thread, within three votes of mandating a second ballot, largely because he allowed the "fiscal cliff" deal to go through the House. Mr. Boehner should receive a Profile in Courage award for saving the nation and his party from humiliation and fiscal chaos.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Obama Can Come Back After First Debate Debacle President Obama's inexplicable silence in the first debate has led to a large bump for Mitt Romney -- now slightly ahead according to the Pew poll -- and the game-changer Democrats were convinced would not happen. The Saturday Night Live parodies were predictable--Obama mute against Romney's assertions, Obama becoming the Eastwood empty chair. For all my love of the President, it was bad, really bad.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Boehner, Hero? If He Deals on the Sequester and the Fiscal Cliff With the Conventions over, we now prepare for the real rumble to follow. The United States economy is floundering, but Democrats and Republicans in Congress have dug in. We could see our national credit rating drop again as it did during the debt ceiling crisis a year ago. This time, the country could actually fall off the so-called fiscal cliff.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dem Convention Absence Shows John Edwards' Real Tragedy: Poverty on the Back Burner At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, one of North Carolina's famous sons, the 2004 Vice Presidential Nominee, was clearly absent, and with him, the issue for which he had become a national spokesman. In 2004, John Edwards cemented himself as a symbol for the fight against poverty. However, since then his personal failures have forced him and his favorite issue off the map.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Romney's Olympic Secrets Belie Management Skills Mr. Romney needs to look at his own Salt Lake City Games he chaired before his kettle calls the other pot black. It's not even a matter of archived records that are now missing. There were issues under the radar but with public records that were no model for London 2012 and future Games. Romney's Salt Lake City Olympic "success" omits a cover-up of athletes' drugs usage and blood doping, and a bid scandal cover-up.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Think Political Conventions Don't Matter? Think Again With an incumbent guaranteed renomination, will the Charlotte convention this summer matter? Despite what many think, national political conventions craft a message and can have significant impact on elections and policy. Who can forget John McCain's introduction of Sarah Palin in St. Paul on Sept. 3, 2008? It was, at first, in that bright moment, the game changer that Republicans were hoping for.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bush v. Gore has lessons for us; Read Health Decision The biggest mistake Al Gore made was caving on the election in Florida when he didn't have to. The Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore on Dec. 12, 2000 didn't say "abort," it said, "remanded for further proceedings" back to Florida to establish a consistent statewide recount.

Monday, June 18, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Myth of the Postal Service's Finances The US Postal Service could avoid closings, firings, and cutbacks if the Chair of the House Government Reform Committee would stop blocking a bipartisan bill sponsored by 229 members that gives the Post Office the same 20-30 year pension pre-pay funding requirements as other federal agencies, instead of a Bush-signed bill that requires a 75 year prepayment leaving the Post Office with massive debt.

Friday, May 11, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Food Stamp Myth Busting Dr. Carol Olander, former Director of SNAP Research and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service and former White House spokesman Robert Weiner were moved to action after recent attacks on the SNAP program by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan and presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich,. The piece, published in the Michigan Chronicle today, named "best black paper in the country."

Saturday, April 21, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Federal Cancer Research Funding Crisis Threatens Detroit, Nation Forty years ago, the Nation Declared a War on Cancer. Now, "Funding is in crisis," Dr. Judy Garber, outgoing President of the American Association for Cancer Research, told the 18,000 scientists gathered at their national convention in Chicago last week. Jon Retzlaff, Director of Science Policy & Government Affairs, added that the "price index places the National Cancer Institute's budget 20% below its real dollars in 2003."

Sunday, March 11, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Study of Humanities A Key to U.S. Economic Success Clinton White House spokesman Robert Weiner and senior policy analyst Jaime Ravenet call on President Obama to include humanities, such as English, history, government and philosophy, in the administration's teacher expansion plan that currently expands math and science teachers. They assert, "It's not just math and science; we need humanities teachers too."

Saturday, January 28, 2012 (56 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Do Conservatives Vote Against Their Own Interest? Robert Weiner, a former Clinton White House spokesman, and Jaime Ravenet, Senior Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, respond to Michigan Congressman/Congressional Black Caucus Dean John Conyers' "compelling question to us in a conversation, "Why do conservatives vote against their own interests?' "If we can answer this," Weiner and Ravenet say, "we might reach the common ground to solve the country's economic, debt and grow.

Monday, January 23, 2012 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"ANY PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE DONE" THE SAME AS OBAMA? Not Quite, Mr. Romney--ask Bush about Tora Bora Robert Weiner, a former Clinton White House spokesman and former Chief of Staff of the House Aging Committee and Health Subcommittee under Chairman Claude Pepper (D-FL), and Senior Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates Richard Mann take presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to task for saying "any president" would have given the order that would have launched the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our View: Cutting Medicare benefits will cost the nation CUTTING MEDICARE BENEFITS WILL COST NATION MORE IN FOOD STAMPS, WELFARE, OVERALL POVERTY, EMERGENCY HOSPITALIZATION, SAY BOB WEINER (FMR HOUSE AGING COM. CHIEF) AND JOHN HORTON; "MEDICARE IS NOT A FOR-PROFIT VENTURE--IS WHAT OUR NATION DOES TO PROVIDE HEALTH TO SENIORS"

Thursday, August 11, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
STILL WANTING TO "MAKE OBAMA A BETTER PRESIDENT" PROGRESSIVES WANT TO "MAKE OBAMA BETTER," NOT REPLACE HIM, SAY BOB WEINER AND JOHN HORTON;

Saturday, July 9, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
End Herbert Hoover-style "trickle-down economics' to pay off nation's debt Trickle-down economics has not worked since Herbert Hoover tried it. It is a myth that adding money to the wealthy through tax cuts stimulates jobs and grows the economy. End Herbert Hoover-style "trickle-down economics' to pay off nation's debt

Monday, February 21, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Youth vote helped elect Obama; Will it be as important in 2012? According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 24 million people ages 18 to 24 voted in the 2008 presidential election, 51 percent of the group. More than 16 million (68 percent) of the 24 million voted for Obama, which made the difference in many close states.

Sunday, February 20, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Keep Federal Dollars Coming for Cancer Research As the government continues to fund two wars and ongoing tax breaks, curing diseases such as cancer is threatened. In the State of the Union speech, President Obama promised investment in biomedical research. However, House Appropriations chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) just announced the committee draft budget has a $1 billion cut in National Institutes of Health funding.

Friday, February 18, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
BUDGET CUTS THREATEN CANCER BREAKTHROUGHS As the government keeps funding two wars and ongoing tax breaks, curing diseases like cancer is being threatened in the budget debates underway. In both the State of the Union and Budget Message, President Obama promised investment in biomedical research. However, House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) just announced the draft House budget has a $1 Billion cut in NIH funding.

Sunday, February 6, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
WE SHOULD KNOW WHOM WE OWE: Disclose Saudi Loans to US The White House just held meetings with China's Hu Jintao where U.S. debt to them (now $896 billion) and our economic relationship were top issues. The Treasury Department discloses what we owe China, Japan ($877 billion), Britain ($512 billion), Brazil ($184 billion), and most countries but refuses to disclose how much we owe Saudi Arabia and other oil nations.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Judging the Judges Needed-- The Lesson of the Impeachment of Porteous For those who believe federal corruption is only among congressmen with Bahamian villas, voracious sexual appetites, or trips to airport bathrooms, guess again" it occurs all over our courtrooms, where we think we receive justice. It is also the most difficult branch to correct, because federal judges are appointed for life. What we need is a way to judge the judges.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
HOW FREE IS BURMA'S SUU KYI? How free is Suu Kyi? Is she free to run for office in non-rigged elections and assume the prime minister role she was denied? Free to call for a civilian government, a legal product-based economy, and a halt to the drug trade funding the junta and killing thousands in Burma and around the globe?

Thursday, December 30, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Expect Illegal Drugs at 2012 Olympics The 2002 Salt Lake City Games, the first Winter Games after formation of the World Anti-Doping Agency in 1999, was dramatically impacted by drug testing and the busts that occurred. To stop athletes from doping during the London Games in 2012, start the drug testing now. Testing the athletes before the Games, and not just on-site during the Games, is the lesson of the Salt Lake City Olympics.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Iran: Nuclear Weapons or Peaceful Energy? With the ratification of START, a new nuclear alliance is shaping - one dedicated to the effort to prevent rogue nations from developing nuclear weapons.

Saturday, December 25, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Osama bin Laden is dead -- Maybe CIA can get confirmation from 'SNL' Last week, al Qaeda issued its annual Christmas threat to the United States promising suicide bombings during the holidays. Here's a better idea for a Christmas present from al Qaeda: a video showing Osama bin Laden - or his grave.

Friday, December 24, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Social Security's Future at Risk With New Tax Deal Under the radar screen, the new tax deal is threatening the livelihood of America's present and future seniors - to line the pockets of millionaires.

Friday, November 5, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
TAX CUT DEBATE MYTHS AND FACTS A lot of rhetoric is flying in the November election but perhaps the most substantive debate is over whether to continue tax breaks for the rich. President Obama and most congressional Democrats want to extend the Bush tax cuts for 98% of Americans, everyone making under $250,000. Republicans want to extend the tax cuts for everybody despite Bush's tax bill enacted in June 2001 to suspend the tax cuts at the end of 2010.

Thursday, October 21, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
PRISON DRUG TREATMENT WOULD REVERSE OVERCROWDING AND REDUCE CRIME, RECIDIVISM, BUDGETS PRISON DRUG TREATMENT WOULD REDUCE OVERCROWDING, CRIME, BUDGETS SAY ROBERT WEINER, EX-WHITE HOUSE DRUG SPOKESMAN & CHICAGO EXPERT DAPHNE BAILLE; Deficit Commission Should Heed Savings; Chicago Sun-Times Op-ed (Washington, DC and Chicago, IL) -" Prison drug treatment would reduce overcrowding, crime, and budgets, say Robert Weiner, ex-White House Drug Spokesman, and Chicago expert Daphne Baille.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Prison Drug Treatment Would Reverse Overcrowding and Reduce Crime, Recidivism, Budget PRISON DRUG TREATMENT WOULD REDUCE OVERCROWDING, CRIME, BUDGETS SAY ROBERT WEINER, EX-WHITE HOUSE DRUG SPOKESMAN & CHICAGO EXPERT DAPHNE BAILLE; Deficit Commission Should Heed Savings; Chicago Sun-Times Op-ed (Washington, DC and Chicago, IL) -" Prison drug treatment would reduce overcrowding, crime, and budgets, say Robert Weiner, ex-White House Drug Spokesman, and Chicago expert Daphne Baille

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Drive to Win Trumps Good Governance Drive to Win Trumps Good Governance By Robert Weiner, Jonathan Battaglia and Noah Merksamer Special to Roll Call In today's politics, bipartisanship seems like a distant memory. Instead of getting a sizable chunk of opposition votes in both chambers on major legislation, the party in power has to rely on cloture in the Senate and essentially only its own votes in the House. It was not always like this.

Thursday, August 26, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
TNSOLS in Tinseltown Show Need to Help Homeless TNSOLS IN TINSELTOWN--HOLLYWOOD MUST STEP UP FOR HOMELESS SAY EX-WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN BOB WEINER AND ANALYST JONATHAN BATTAGLIA (Washington, D.C.) --" A former White House and U.S. House Government Operations Committee spokesman, Robert Weiner, and policy analyst Jonathan Battaglia have called for Hollywood stars to end Los Angeles' reputation as the nation's "meanest" toward their homeless.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Waive Entrance Fees At National Parks From the grasslands of Petrified Forest to the stratified depths of the Grand Canyon, our national parks are blessed with some of the most beautiful stretches of land in the world. However, attendance has been on the decline. In 1995, over 68 million people visited the parks. By 2009, the number was down to 63 million -- a 9 percent decrease amid a 26 percent increase in U.S. population.

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Hands off Social Security - Better Ways to Cut the National Debt The Social Security Trustees' Annual Report on the program's finances comes out Wednesday, delayed from March by the health bill. It will be turned into a marketing tool by advocates of cutting Social Security to reduce the national debt.

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Fix court's trashing of anti-age discrimination act The late Congressman Claude Pepper, a Miami Democrat who chaired the House Aging Committee, said: ''Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.'' He led the passage of the anti-mandatory retirement acts of 1978 and 1986. However, the increasingly pro-big business U.S. Supreme Court is taking away seniors' power against employment discrimination and giving it to business.

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Afghanistan's troubles far from over Former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner and Jonathan Battaglia, Policy Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, assert that drug production in Afghanistan, ignored by both the U.S. and Afghan governments, is funding al Qaeda. They say that we "have forgotten the elephant in the room." In an oped in Tuesday's Washington Times, they call on the US military to step up opium and heroin eradication efforts in Afghanistan

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